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6 Tips To Stop Snoring At An Early Age

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by Philippa Logan, Co-owner of SnoreMeds™

Are we snoring at a younger age?

To put it simply children and young adults are not out playing and are leading more sedentary lifestyles. Children have stopped climbing trees, playing games in the garden, shouting, laughing and singing. Outdoor time with friends has been diluted with computer games, social media, videos and mobile phones.

Young people are exercising their thumbs over their voices and long conversations are held over chat and hashtag (#) photos plus videos to describe events.

In spite of this however, gaming is not entirely bad as long as these games are played in moderation. In fact, gaming does have a positive impact on hand eye coordination and speeds up decision making in young adults.

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So what does this mean to younger snorers?

Believe it or not, the soft tissue that supports our airway also needs to be exercised. Singing, shouting and laughing all support the condition of the airway and help firm up the tissue. Snoring usually occurs when the soft tissue and tongue relax while we are asleep, resulting in a partially blocked airway. The air moving past this soft tissue vibrates and makes the sound we know as snoring.

Uncontrolled gaming time can leave a young adult socially isolated and coupled with bad nutritional habits this can lead to obesity.  Carrying excessive weight also affects the soft tissue in the airway and can be blamed for night time snoring.

These young adults are also spending a large percentage of their time indoors. We all need vitamin D, especially in countries where there is limited daylight. Vitamin D not only promotes good health but furthermore prevents SAD. It is important to note that even if you live in a country with strong sunlight, a vitamin D deficiency can still occur.

What can we do to prevent our youth from a long term snoring disorder?

1. Get outside and play – laughter, fun, friends and the great outdoors! Great childhood memories are often related to fun moments in nature with other children.
2. Join a team – team sports not only promote exercise but are also good for social interaction.
3. Sing – join a band, drama school or a choir. Using your voice will firm up the soft tissue in the airway.
4. Eat and sleep well – if you are good to your body, it will be good to you. Good nutrition will keep you healthy and good sleep will help your body repair.
5. Get enough sunlight – it will help lift your mood, which will strengthen your motivation to exercise and to eat healthy food.
6. Find a balance – can you do it all? Deal with any areas that are taking up too much energy and put them in perspective, align them, so that you have energy available for all areas.

If you have reached adulthood and you snore, it is better to attend to this sleeping disorder sooner rather than later. Snoring left unaddressed can lead to more serious health issues and can even develop into Sleep Apnea.

There are a number of snoring aids available to purchase online that can help you regain your health and allow you to benefit from a good night’s sleep.

SnoreMeds™ mouthpieces are one of a kind in South Africa – proudly South African, easy to buy online or over the counter at Dis-Chem pharmacies. Over the last four years, SnoreMeds™ has seen huge success distributing exclusively through Dis-Chem pharmacies.  SnoreMeds™ products have been tried and tested worldwide since 2008. To-date over 250 000 units have been sold worldwide.